Cooking with the Saints (Hardcover)

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For the Love of Food, the Church, and Her Saints

From traditional Cottage Pie on St. Patrick's Day to Basque Lamb Stew on the feast of St. Ignatius Loyola, the delicious recipes in this unique cookbook will excite your senses, awaken in you greater love for the saints, and bring Catholic festivity into your home.

Here you'll find brief saints biographies and ideal accompanying dishes tied to the liturgical feasts of the Church. From this exceptional cookbook, your family will receive triple nourishment: for body, mind, and spirit.

In it, you'll encounter:

  • Scores of exciting dishes from dozens of countries, including Ethiopia, Spain, Poland, Hungary, Korea, Scotland, France, Greece, and Sweden.
  • Sixty fascinating biographies of saints.
  • A comprehensive list of celebratory cookies for feast days throughout the year.
  • Many traditional recipes, including Roman Honey Cake, Hungarian Goulash Soup, and even Papal Cream Cake (a favorite of St. John Paul II).
  • A handy index to help you find just the kind of dinner you need tonight.
  • A carefully categorized shopping list for each recipe, to save you time in the store.

Gathered by Alexandra Greeley, a professional chef and author of thirty-five cookbooks, and Fernando Flores, a world traveler and aficionado of all things relating to food and faith, each of these succulent recipes has been home-tested by our team of Christian mothers and their families.

With the help of Cooking with the Saints, you'll turn every Christian feast into a joyous, faith-filled occasion, bringing your family gastronomic delight and spiritual enrichment throughout the year.

Among the saints celebrated in this book, you'll meet:

  • St. Aloysius Gonzaga
  • St. Anselm of Canterbury
  • St. Basil the Great
  • St. Brigid of Kildare
  • St. Catherine of Siena
  • St. Damien of Molokai
  • St. Isidore the Farmer
  • St. Joan of Arc
  • St. John Neumann
  • St. Josemaria Escriva
  • St. Junipero Serra
  • St. Justin Martyr
  • St. Kateri Tekawitha
  • St. Mark the Evangelist
  • St. Mary of Egypt
  • St. Padre Pio
  • St. Paul Miki
  • St. Simon Stock
  • St. Teresa of Calcutta
  • St. Therese of Lisieux
  • St. Thomas Aquinas

About the Author

Food writer/editor, cookbook author, and restaurant critic, Alexandra (Sandy) Greeley lives in Northern Virginia, where she cooks, eats, dreams about food from other cultures, and writes about food from every angle and from every culture. She worked as the food editor of the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong and for Vegetarian Times magazine, and has written about food for numerous publications. She has had published 35 cookbooks, and has copyedited more than 20 cookbooks for major publishing houses. She was the co-founder of Washington, DC, Slow Food's chapter and is a member of Les Dames d'Escoffier's Washington chapter.As a Catholic convert, Alexandra started the program at St. Veronica Catholic Church called Cooking with Our Saints in 2010. Over a seven-year period, she held classes featuring Catholic speakers from various regions of the world, including Cambodia. They brought in traditional recipes and spoke about the faith in their country of origin. Those classes inspired the cookbook she wrote called Cooking with the Saints by Sophia Institute Press. She initiated the farmers' market on the grounds of St. Veronica and started an organic garden on the church property to feed the hungry through Catholic Charities. She also started an annual farm dinner, hosting parishioners and a Catholic speaker about food and farming. She has written about food for the National Catholic Register and is now a regular blogger writing about the connection between food and faith.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781622825103
ISBN-10: 1622825101
Publisher: Sophia Institute Press
Publication Date: April 4th, 2019
Pages: 352
Language: English